MicrosoftBetting on AI
The Last September, Microsoft formed AI and R & D group, a year later through acquisitions and recruitment, the group's number increased from 5 to 8 thousand, an increase of 60%. But Microsoft's rivals are equally aggressive. Rob Sanfilippo, research vice president at Directions on Microsoft, an independent research firm, said Microsoft has made progress, but IBM, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook and other companies as well. Amazon is in the lead in the field of AI, people are more familiar with Alexa than Cortana, Microsoft is trying to avoid mobile and social networks after the missed another big opportunity to invest more resources and attention to the AI. Microsoft has advantages and disadvantages, and its Windows Phone business is almost stagnant, so in the popular smartphone platform, its digital assistant Cortana is in a third-party application state, but on the Windows desktop Cortana is the first party.